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More Kids Are Getting Placed In Foster Care Because Of Parents' Drug Use

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:27

With drug use surging in the last decade and a half, many parents are losing custody of their kids. But is foster care the best solution?

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Trump Continues Twitter Assault On 4 Minority Congresswomen

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:03

A day after a series of tweets using racist language to describe the Democratic lawmakers, President Trump said the four members of Congress should apologize to him.

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China's Economy Slows To Record Low, While Trump Pushes U.S. Iron And Steel

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:54

The pace of growth in the second quarter was at its lowest since 1992, when China's records began. The National Bureau of Statistics attributed the change to a complicated international environment.

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China's Economy Falters; Slowest Growth In Nearly 3 Decades

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:54

The pace of growth in the second quarter was its slowest since 1992. The National Bureau of Statistics attributed the change to a complicated international environment.

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U.S. Implementing '3rd Country' Rule On Central American Migrants Seeking Asylum

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:42

Immigrants who want to seek asylum at the U.S. southern border must first apply for refugee status in another country, according to a new rule that is set to take effect Tuesday.

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This Fearless Woman Is Fighting To Keep Slavery Out Of Your Seafood

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:00

Ghost Fleet, a gripping new documentary about modern-day slaves in the global fishing industry, follows Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai woman who's devoted her life to freeing men from forced labor.

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'It's A Career Ender': 2 LGBTQ Former Dell Workers Share Their Stories

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 06:22

A former Dell worker said she had such a rough time at the company because of her appearance that she filed a human rights complaint. Another former worker alleges bias over her gender transition.

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Democrats Have The Religious Left. Can They Win The Religious Middle?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:01

Faith voters who have a mix of liberal and conservative values are up for grabs in the 2020 election. Democrats hope to win them over.

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Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can't) Tell Us About Crying It Out

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:01

Some parents swear by it. They say it's the only way they and their babies get any sleep. Others parents say it's harmful. So what does the science say? Here we separate fiction from fact.

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North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial Could Serve As Blueprint For Other States

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:01

The case has the potential to significantly alter how political maps are established in North Carolina while serving as a blueprint for legal challenges in other states.

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3-Year-Old Asked To Pick Parent In Attempted Family Separation, Her Parents Say

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 05:01

A Honduran couple says a Border Patrol agent told them one parent could stay in the U.S. with their three kids. The agent turned to their youngest and asked her which parent she wanted to be with.

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Trump's Nationwide Immigration Raids Fail to Materialize

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 21:06

Rumors of mass raids swirled, leading many immigrants to stay inside their homes. Immigrant advocates in several cities took to the streets to demonstrate.

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Novak Djokovic Defeats Roger Federer in Record-Breaking Wimbledon Match

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 20:19

After a nearly five-hour match, the 32-year-old Serbian claimed his fifth Wimbledon title, defending his 2018 win.

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Tennessee Governor Faces Backlash for Honoring Confederate General And KKK Leader

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 19:24

The day of observation for Nathan Bedford Forrest follows a decades-long tradition of honoring him and other Confederate leaders, as mandated by state law.

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In Puerto Rico, The Campaign For A Hurricane Proof House

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 17:13

In the nearly two years since Hurricane Maria, about half a million people still don't have a safe affordable home. One architect is working to change that.

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Congresswomen Denounce Trump Tweets Telling Them To 'Go Back' To Their Home Countries

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 17:06

Four freshman lawmakers, all minorities, targeted in a series of tweets by the president on Sunday denounced his remarks as racist and responsible for "stoking white nationalism."

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Cool Your Jets! Science Might Explain Your Weird And Emotional Airplane Behavior

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:35

The reason some passengers weep uncontrollably or order strange beverages in the sky might be related to high levels of noise and air pressure in the cabin.

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Founder Of African American History Museum Discovered Dead In Car Trunk

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 15:02

Sadie Roberts-Joseph was a prominent civil rights activist and community leader in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She founded the city's African American History Museum in 2001.

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'I Was Utterly Gutted': Farai Chideya Endures 3 Failed Adoptions

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 13:28

The journalist, author and former NPR host speaks out about her painful quest for motherhood: "There's a lot of emotional blood on the floor."

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What's Happening With The ICE Raids?

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 13:18

President Trump says immigration raids are planned for Sunday in cities across the country. The administration is reported to be targeting a few thousand undocumented immigrants.

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